IN NOVEMBER of 1867, a ship carrying 84 Pacific Islanders arrived to the Port of Maryborough.

The new resident went on to work as cheap labourers in various industries in the region.

Thousands more Pacific Islanders joined them not long after.

To acknowledge that it has been 150 years since that early migration date, a special event was held on Saturday at Queen's Park.

The South Sea Islander Fun Day featured live music, food, and cultural dances and displays.



UPDATE: Severe storm warning cancelled

UPDATE: Severe storm warning cancelled

The severe storm warning has been cancelled.

UPDATE: Stay informed about Yerra fire, west of Maryborough

UPDATE: Stay informed about Yerra fire, west of Maryborough

The fire in Yerra is now burning within containment lines

Flipped and ripped: Armed police tear fugitives from car

premium_icon Flipped and ripped: Armed police tear fugitives from car

IN PHOTOS: Dramatic scenes have unfolded on the Bruce Highway when armed police...